Some thoughts on culture and knowledge.
Culture, in it's numerous forms, is the human activity that impregnates and exalts the emotions provoking intense sensations; it is highly valuable.
Music, literature, figurative art and other cultural choices are the oases where we seek refuge to ease the burden of anxieties and be at ease with oneself.
We consider cultural and artistic expression as the search for Beauty, one of the highest human aspirations; an ideal realised in the synthesis of messages that reach the senses, are elaborated by the brain and expressed via the emotions.
These are evaluated differently according to personal sensitivity and are reinforced by individual predisposition.
Without these impulses aesthetic pleasure and profound emotion are compromised and reduced to a superficial level.
This superficiality is distressful because it is further proof that too many people have lost sight of gratifying values and fail to cultivate the spirit and its emotional charge.
We engage in activities of cultural expression most of the time each according to individual inclination, however, one negative aspect that has crept into cultural values is the vanity, conceit and venality that surrounds culture itself, where the “cultured” feel superior to the rest of us.
Their superiority is expressed with nauseating regularity in gross economic exploitation and visions of beauty of dubious worth.
This view minimises the luminous beauty of a free mind that is restless, alive and open, proud to be poor of certainties but rich with doubts and questions, a mind that is pervaded but never satiated by humanity and is immersed in the vital preciousness of nature.
Gathering knowledge within its inherent limits, is the driving force behind acquiring the knowable, in the
interests of ulterior divulgation.
It is linked to concrete scientific facts, to progress, and fully acknowledges its temporary nature.
It has been an industrious task through the centuries.
Physics, chemistry, cosmology and the vitally important extra-human form the pillars that bring clarity to the position of our planet in the universe, to the very essence of the Earth, its constituent elements and the evolution of Humanity; our experience becomes entangled in the most valid, less prone to diversion. The compass guiding our role on the planet is the joyous appropriation by citizens of the universal empyrean within the Absolute and its omnipresent love.
If the observation of everyday facts and ideas does not conduct us to a possible human understanding of Everything, we must conclude that the brief and precious period we have been granted
has not been used wisely; it is difficult to assign blame.
There is a persistent collection of short sightedness, selling-out and folly which is mindlessly
We find it impossible to create a personality capable of sorting through the useless junk that
weighs us down and underhandedly undermines us causing us to lose sight of precious things we often dare not even imagine.
Filognosia, the link to knowledge, is pure love of humanity, the planet-home
in a relationship between cells of energy and love.
It helps us to perceive the universe as the harmonious sum of limited parts, it tells us that humans are a part of the whole; the planet Earth that generates and nourishes this partiality is, in its turn, a part of an immensity.
We are just small humans who are proud to know we are a part of the Immense!!!